Army man killed, three others injured in cross LoC firing in Poonch


An Army man was killed and three others were injured on Saturday in cross border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district.

“At around 3:45 pm, Pakistan initiated firing and mortar shelling along the LoC in Degwar sector of Poonch. The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said. The soldier, manning a forward post, was killed and three others were injured in Degwar sector, he said.

He said that all the injured were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Sources that the cross-border firing between the two sides was underway when last reports came in.

More details are awaited.


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